Oct 21, 2013
Control Bear "Wonder Garden" Short
This animated short was created for Control Bear, a new store opening in Japan specializing in designer apparel and plushes similar to other regional brands like Bathing Ape. This animated short is the latest extension of this multimedia project, titled Wonder Garden. The dialogueless animated short immediately reminded me of the more whimsical features that Ghibli has put out, Ponyo especially. After some research it turns out that former Ghibli animator Yojiro Arai (Up On Poppy Hill, Arrietty) contributed his directorial skills to the project.